Felt like cooking something new!

I get lots of stuff coming into my inbox and sometimes I spot a recipe that I think is worth giving a go. “Creamy sun dried tomato and Kale pasta”, courtesy of Shane and Simple caught my eye for 2 reasons: a) I just happen to have bought a huge bag of sun dried tomatoes (in a bag because I didn’t want them drowning in oil) as you will know if you read my blog, I am wfpbno (whole-food, plant-based, no oil), I don’t use salt or sugar either, and b) I have half a bag of kale to use before its passed the stage of being edible. I’m not overly fond of Kale, but I know it’s a great source of vitamins, minerals and fibre, so I add it to lots of different meals. What wasn’t in Shane’s recipe is aubergine, but I had one in the fridge which needed using, so sliced it up with skin on and sautéed it along with onion and garlic. I have to tell you, it was such a delicious dish and the kale was absolutely fabulous coated in the creamy sauce – definitely a keeper. Check this and other recipes out at:

I forgot to take a photo of my completed dish, so this is courtesy of Shane and simplego check him out

For this blog I am always seeking out new content so am constantly reading articles on a wide range of food and health topics. I read an article about type 2 diabetes and this piqued my interest because my mum suffered with this for many years. I also have friends who are diabetic and say what I eat (I eat a lot of fruit) wouldn’t be right for them. I’m not saying they are wrong, but in her article, Dr Charlotte Norton says there are some surprising food choices that could be spiking blood sugar levels. Fruit flavoured yogurt and energy drinks for example, should be avoided, along with dried fruit, white bread and white rice. She does mention fruit in general and I was interested to read that grapes are high in sugar but also a good source of fibre. The fibre in grapes slows the digestive process down which in turn regulates blood sugar levels.

If you are interested in reading more on this issue, click on the following link – Dr Charlotte Norton speaking to the Express.

Through eating wfpbno, I switched to eating brown bread and rice and wholewheat pasta 2 years ago. I also limit the amounts of some foods, including dried fruit, mainly because of its calorific density. My brain automatically thinks of low calorie density foods that will fill me up more than a little dried fruit. It’s all about feeling satiated discussed in a previous blog post.

Enough of the preaching. I’m still in full blown job searching mode and there’s a high probability that I’ve secured a temporary full-time job for over the Christmas period. Will know for sure tomorrow and if I do get it, the time frame will tie in very nicely with a plan I have going forward. More about that in future posts.

Thanks for reading, please like, share or comment, I love to hear what you think.


Published by smith57angel

Passionate about a Whole food plant based lifestyle. After years of yo-yo dieting I decided to tackle my weight problem once and for all. The difference this time being I focused on my health in terms of what I was putting in to my body. Health improved and weight reduced.

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